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Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora (tree form)'

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Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora (tree form)') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea in bloom

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea in bloom

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Height:  7 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  P.G. Hydrangea

Description:

This shrub, pruned into a tree form, produces large dense conical flower clusters at the ends of the branches; long-lasting blooms are white and later turn rosy-red. Regular pruning recommended to maintain tree form.

Ornamental Features

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea features bold conical white flowers at the ends of the branches from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea is a deciduous dwarf tree, selected and trained to grow in a small tree-like form with the primary plant grafted high atop a standard. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This dwarf tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Tree Form Pee Gee Hydrangea will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This dwarf tree performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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Accent  Garden 
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Flowers  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features